Xbox One X PC build post-mortem

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Now that our Xbox One X PC has been built and tested, we give our final take on the project.

Parts list (with some minor tweaks):
Ryzen 3 1200:
ASRock A320M-HDV:
RX 580 8GB:
Western Digital 1TB Blue:
Blu-Ray drive:
Thermaltake Versa H15:

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25 thoughts on “Xbox One X PC build post-mortem

  • November 9, 2017 at 12:53 am

    I would rather spend the extra money on a PC because it is cheaper in the long run.

  • November 9, 2017 at 1:20 am

    PC gamer fanboys can’t match Xbox one x just can’t get over it this build can’t match Xbox one x…

  • November 9, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Average household: has 300-800 dollar pc already and an an xbox one x
    Smart household: 1k pc that can do everything xbox one x does AND video edits, surfs net, acts as media server, plays all vid formats

  • November 9, 2017 at 6:18 am

    so in other words what your saying is it would cost about $900 to pc the xbox one x?

  • November 9, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Let's just face the facts, the XBOX ONE X is a$1000 PC.. For the console player, it's a justifying value you can't pass up.. This thing can play older games without a patch at higher framerates and resolution. HDR, 4K, Ultra Blu-ray, HDMI 2.1. It's just goes to show that PC gaming has been overpriced for years.. This coming from an high-end PC gamer..

  • November 9, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    She sure is cute i tell you what i could listen to her talk all day long.

  • November 10, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Only 700$ for a equivalent in power pc? So once you buy five new games on pc you're on par with Xbox X in cost and you have a much more versatile machine. I really thought it'd be more.
    I'd reason the same as you guys though. I wouldn't build a pc to try and match the X price point as much as I can, I'd build it as a pc and invest extra for overclocking and better performance, versatility and longevity. It'll still be the same cost or possibly even cheaper in the long run vs Xbox X anyway with half the game prices and no paywalls.

  • November 11, 2017 at 4:40 am

    yeah, but this is what PC is all about which is about power. You get what you paid for. My Mid-Range PC can easily overcome the Xbox One X in all areas, but yes my Mid-range PC is around $1000. Now just imagine what a high-end PC can do. The Xbox one X is not by any means comparable to a High-end PC, it can verily compare to a Mid-Range PC. A high-end PC will blow all your consoles combined out of the water.

  • November 11, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    As a computer builder of 20 years, I am so tired of this overclocking nonsense. If you have to overclock, then you bought the wrong CPU. That means you bought one under powered.

    I was a console gamer back in the days of the 2600. I can tell you I loved moving my gaming habits to PC. I'm not bound byy "custom hardware" that you can't upgrade to whatever you want. You can't just rip the units apart and puit even better gear in them.

    PC gaming is all about CONTROL. You build how you wanna build, you do whatever you want. AMD or Intel CPUS, high end GPUs and RAM. Solid state M.2 (or better) drives are possible. You can almost future proof a PC, but good luck with that on consoles (which much like smartphones) which are obsolete once you leave the store.

    It's about the build and process. It's about taking pleasure in something YOU did with your own brain, dollars, and skills. If you can turn a screw driver you can build a PC. Nothing to fear!

    These console wars have been going on for over 20 years. Since the first PCs were built powerful enough to game. I heard about the war back in the 90s, and I had to laugh. I come from consoles, and to me PCs are the best, will always be the best, and when tech gets better in PCs I can make small changes for under $300 compared to buying whatever gimmicks MS, Sony, or Nintendo have to sell.

  • November 20, 2017 at 1:34 am

    I didn't notice a video for a PC build equivalent to the PS4 Pro. I wonder why? Hmmm

  • November 20, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    I dont even understand why this is a discussion.
    If your someone who Already uses a Desktop PC for normal things or even already a PC gamer.. then you honestly only have to take the GPU price into comparison here. its really the only upgrade that maters unless your weird and buy the absolute worst of the worst parts for when you buy pc's ..

    Honestly any ok intel pc , locked or unlocked cpu , with over 4gb of memory most have 6-8 gb anyways even like dell or gateway junk has that much memory on most builds.
    These new AMD units its your choice if you want to buy them in the first place but my point here is this.

    Most people who have a desktop that's in the last 5 years have something newer than the intel LGA 1155 era so were talking newer than sandy bridge ,, most of the sandy stuff I5 or better is solid for a gaming cpu in its own. Some of the I3s are ok but weak.

    its PCI-3+ usually after that point .. an era of 4-8GB mem as the norm – and SSD's were normal too.

    Taking those points into consideration even if you were dropping a modern GPU into anything newer than 5years old its quite likely it will run solid so your mostly compairing that GPU price to a Xbox one X at this point no?

    For example i've had a Z77 – 3750K @4.5ghz- 16GB mem PC in my living room for quite some time now its using a 7970 AMD GPU .. it runs basically everything fine now at 1080 .. if i got a 4k monitor/TV Id honestly only need to change the GPU no?

    I have nothing against consoles at all but i always felt like it depends on what you already have and what you want to do with the unit.

    My HTPC unit also plays tons of Movies and TV , Often Music from websites and Stream video from various sites also it can do everything not just what microsoft made apps for.

    Can you stream Crunchy roll or Funimation or 3rd party sites on a Xbox one X ? can you stream Siriusxm or just Shoutcast? or randomly just pull files from your file share and stream ? will you run into viewing issues like i did with my PS3 when streaming a video that has some kind of watermark?

  • November 23, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't GoW 4 on XBX run 4K @ 60FPS?

  • November 27, 2017 at 12:23 am

    So she did two builds one with an older AMD cpu and one with a newer AMD CPU? why not a Intel CPU build instead of two AMD builds? Then again why does it matter since neither an intel or AMD build for $500 would beat the Xbox One X.

  • November 27, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: AMD – Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock – A320M-DGS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: ADATA – 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital – Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.89 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA – GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SC GAMING Video Card ($189.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Rosewill – FBM-05 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($11.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair – CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master – Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $503.82
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-27 09:04 EST-0500

  • December 3, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    i think us PC gamers need to accept the fact the xbox one x is on the same level as a budget gaming PC…..theres nothing wrong with a high quality console…its a good thing….

  • December 4, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    One should not compare a PC to a console. You build a PC if you want something more than a console can offer, like better graphics, actual graphics options/tweaking, mods, cool peripherals and so on and so on… Yes, Xbox One X is probably greatest console ever, still my PC shits on it from any direction, and I don't even have the latest and the greatest. Was my PC more expensive? Of course, but it's money well spent, especially since I can upgrade it easily and selectively, I don't need to change the whole damn thing.

  • December 5, 2017 at 12:55 am

    So this is huge. Because if PC experts are saying that it is impossible to build a PC that matches the XBOX One X performance for the same $500 then that makes the XBOX One X even more appealing. It comes 4k and HDR ready all for $500. That's a deal. The closest PC with similar specs? Around $750.

  • January 22, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Yeahh… MS store is complete garbage. I made the mistake of buying Shadow of War on the MS store so I could take advantage of the play anywhere feature. It took over a week to download. If I had bought it on Steam it would of taken 5-6 hours.

  • January 27, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    this was uncomfortable to watch tbh, looks like a dating game show's first date episode.

  • February 25, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Can't we all just get along?
    Unfortunately, human nature revolves around tribalism.
    Only the self aware human transcends beyond our base instincts.

  • April 4, 2018 at 9:47 am

    I don't know about you you I would never compare the current cpu/gpu combos used in the modern consoles because you can never build a pc for the same price stop the delusion that you can unless you can compile in the xbox language you aren't going to be playing xbox as an OS derivative OS on a PC clone engine because you wold be needing to support raid which I doubt the OS version in pc landscape..

    typical day1 release pending on model you buy can retail from $400 and as much as 750 for the 1TB models until price goes down.

    sad to whilst you build something on the cheap though where you take the hit is in the ram because you are averaging 16GB if not more in pc and reality is run your pc in a raid then look at you bench marks

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